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Monday 19 Nov 2018 12.29 PM

Chennithala hits out at CM over Sabarimala issue

Chennithala, Sabarimala

Kochi : Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala Monday attacked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the police action against Lord Ayyappa devotees at Sabarimala Sannidhanam and asked if Kerala was under the rule of Hitler.

The senior Congress leader alleged the government was trying to "brand" Ayyappa devotees as Sangh Parivar activists and thus helping RSS recruit people to its fold.

"It is police high-handedness. Innocent devotees who sought shelter at Valiya Nadappandhal (covered pathway) were also arrested. They all are not Sangh Parivar activists who reached there to create trouble. Is Kerala under the rule of Hitler (Nazi ruler Adolf Hitler)," Chennithala told reporters here.

He urged the government to take action only against protesters who reach the hill shrine for disrupting peace there.Arresting real devotees, who climb the hills to offer prayers, could not be accepted, Chennithala said. PTI

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